MOUNDRIDGE — Nearly a week after an uncharacteristically low offensive output, Moundridge’s Daniel Ratzlaff exploded for 27 points against Goessel, as the Wildcats rolled to a 70-35 win.
Ratzlaff, held to only nine points in the Aldoph Rupp Tournament finals against Andale, scored 10 points in the first quarter and added nine in the second, giving Moundridge a 39-18 lead at the intermission.
Tyler Kaufman added 13 for Moundridge, who hosts Hutchinson Trinity on Tuesday evening.
Smoky Valley 46
Clay Center 33
LINDSBORG — The Smoky Valley boys and Clay Center were tied after the first two quarters of play Friday night, but Andy Osner poured on six points in the third frame, sparking the Vikings on to a 46-33 win.
Smoky Valley trailed after the first, but managed to outscore the Tigers 9-8 in the second to tie it up at the half.
A 13-8 fourth quarter sealed the win for the Vikings.
Osner finished with 14 points, as did teammate Holden Hendricks.
Dalton Haist had 10 to lead Clay Center.
Clay Center 45
Smoky Valley 34
LINDSBORG — The Smoky Valley girls were held to only three first quarter points, but kept fighting in a 45-34 loss to Clay Center Friday night.
Hannah McBride keyed a second quarter comeback for the Vikings, scoring nine of Smoky Valley’s 13 points in the frame. The Comeback allowed the Vikings to close to within four at the half, trailing 20-16.
A 13-7 third quarter by Clay Center stopped the comeback attempt for Smoky Valley, however.
McBride finished with 14 points to lead Smoky Valley.